5th October 2011
This could well be Khan’s last fight at this weight, with the Bolton man looking to move up to welterweight and chase a fight with pound for pound No1 Floyd Mayweather Jnr. – a fight he hopes can happen within the year.
Peterson’s got a lion’s heart and the one thing that excites me is it`s going to be great fight. Both of us have been down and come back so he`s just like me a box fighter like myself. I can see this fight being very technical, Freddie said we have to stick to a game plan for this fight. I know Lamont has trained very hard for this fight but I am going to be training even harder. It`s always harder to keep hold of your titles. I’m fighting the best fighters in this division.” – Amir Khan
I`m glad to be here, I`m glad to be fighting for a world title again.I know Amir will be training hard to defend his titles, I will be training hard to take his titles. It should be a great fight. I appreciate the opportunity to be fighting for the world title again. A lot of people who are world champions won`t go to someone else`s back yard so I give Amir a lot of credit for that. It will be a great fight and I am looking forward to it.” – Lamont Peterson
Peterson’s only professional loss came in his other world title fight bid, a unanimous points loss against the other divisions champion and Khan rival Tim Bradley in December of 2009. Peterson. The American also fought a draw with Victor Ortiz last December on the undercard of Khan’s exciting win against Marcos Maidana.
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